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schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Sep 30 17:22:18 EDT 2005
Thoughts from along the adventure:
The cool, crisp, fall air is here just in time for our Homecoming celebration.
It is so much fun to be out on the field in the beautiful weather watching the
games, the alumni, and all the faculty?s ?little people? playing
together. It is one of the best times to be the Principal of Hopkinton Middle
and High Schools.
There has been an outpouring of congratulations regarding the NCLB Blue Ribbon
Award. This truly is a district/community award. The efforts of so many
people: parents/guardians, teachers/instructional assistants at all the
schools, and of course the students, have created the culture of achievement
that makes recognitions such as the Blue Ribbon Award possible. Thank you for
all your support.
I have had the pleasure of ?walking through? almost every classroom and
doing formal observations of some of our new teachers. I am very impressed
with the work in the classrooms and the smooth transitions of our new staff.
The new staff members are great additions to our school.
We have finished the fall version of the district?s MAP (Measure of Academic
Progress) testing. We will begin the state mandated NECAP (New England Common
Assessment Program) test for the seventh and eight graders next week. I hope
the students can keep up their energy for a few more days of testing.
The 7th graders will be taking their trip to environmental camp next week. The
three days at Cardigan Mountain are wonderful experiences for the youngsters.
I will be joining them for a climb up the mountain late next week. Earlier in
the week I will be participating on an NEASC (New England Schools and Colleges)
accreditation team at Epping High School. I look forward to the in depth work
evaluating a high school and bringing back important information for our site
visit which occurs during April 2?5, 2006. (Please mark your calendars for
the NEASC visit, as parent participation is essential to the NEASC process.)
I hope I get a chance to see you at Georges Park enjoying the beautiful fall
weather, a hot dog and successful athletic contests this weekend.
"A weekly note"
Hopkinton High School and Hopkinton Middle School
Visit our website @ www.hopkintonschools.org
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER: 746-2502
HHS Sports Information Line...call 746-NEWS, extension one!
HHS Online calendar
Monday, October 3: Day 2
MS Art Club, 3-4pm, rm. 410
MS Drama Club, audi, 3-5pm
MS Homework Club, rm. 403, 3-4pm
Musical practice, audi, 3-5pm and 7-8:30pm
Booster Club, rm. 209, 7pm
Tuesday, October 4: Day 1
Driver?s Ed., 3-5pm, rm. 203
Forensics/Debate Club, rm. 204, 7:30am
Wednesday, October 5: Day 2
Musical practice, audi, 3-5pm
HS Drama Club, audi, 3-5pm
MS Homework Club, rm. 403, 3-4pm
Thursday, October 6: Day 1
College Mini Fair, audi, 11-12:30pm
Driver?s Ed., rm. 203, 3-5pm
Musical practice, audi, 3-5pm
College Overview for 11th and12th graders presented by NHHEAF network, audi,
Friday, October 7: Day 2
Have a wonderful weekend!
MESSAGES FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE
SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS ? PSAT TEST, OCTOBER 12
SIGN UP NOW - COST IS $14.00 (CASH OR CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO HOPKINTON HIGH
NHHEAF - College Overview
October 6, 6:30-8pm
This evening session is intended to educate the high school junior or senior and
her/her family about the college admission and financial aid processes. Topics
to be discussed include: the qualifications colleges are looking for, questions
to ask on a college tour, college essay pointers, the application timeline,
types of financial aid available to students, scholarship search resources,
timelines and calculating the family financial contribution.
Please call Mrs. Whiting in the guidance office @ 746-2502 for further
Note regarding SATs from the NHIAA:
Due to possible conflicts regarding the spring sports tournament schedule and
the June SAT date, spring athletes are encouraged to take the SAT in May.
Middle School News!
OCTOBER 12 - 8TH GRADE FIELD TRIP TO THE PALACE THEATRE
?DISCOVER U? FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS, PARENTS, and GUARDIANS! Early college
awareness program in 4 locations across the state. Organized by NHHEAF. Go to
www.nhdiscoveru.org for more information.
Environmental camp, grade 7, Cardigan Mt., week of Oct. 2nd
Click here for direct access to the middle school homework pages
September 30 - Homecoming Parade, 6pm
October 1 - Homecoming Games, Georges Park
October 1 - Homecoming Dance
October 10 - No SCHOOL/Columbus Day
October 11 - No SCHOOL/Curriculum Day
October 11 - Modern Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony
October 12 - PSAT
October 15 ? French Exchange students arrive
October 25 ? Middle School Fall Sports Awards Night
October 28 - Middle School Halloween Dance
October 29 - French Exchange students depart
October 29 - High School Halloween Dance
November 1 - Fall Sports Awards Night
November 10 - NO SCHOOL
November 10 - Parent/Teacher Conference Day
November 11 - NO SCHOOL
November 15 - National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
November 18 - High School Musical, 7:00pm
November 19 - High School Musical, 2:00 & 7:00pm
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Eastern Equine Encephalitis is an uncommon but serious disease caused by EEE
virus. EEE is an arbovirus (short for arthropod-borne, meaning spread by
insects). The virus can be transmitted to horses, other animals, and, in rare
How can EEE be prevented?
If possible, stay inside between dusk and dark when mosquitoes are most active.
When outside between dusk and dark, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
Use an insect repellent with DEET according to the manufacturer?s directions,
put screens on windows, and eliminate standing water from your property.
For information about Eastern Equine Encephalitis, call the New Hampshire
Department of Health and Human Services Communicable Disease Control Section at
603-271-4496 or 800-852-3345 ext. 4496 or visit their website at www.dhhs.nh.gov
or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.
YOGA AND FITNESS CLASSES
Yoga and fitness classes at the Hopkinton Community Center and The First
Congregational Church of Hopkinton
Morning and evening classes are available. Daycare is available during morning
classes. Contact Cindy for more information at 746-4572 or
email cindyfit at tds.net
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